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Free Connecticut CDL General Knowledge Test (CT)

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal CDL/CLP applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 CT commercial driver's license manual
  • Updated for July 2024
Verified by Steven Litvintchouk, M.S., Chief Educational Researcher, Member of ACES. See our detailed commitment to accuracy and quality in our practice tests.
Commercial Driver's License

What you need to know

Available in EN and ES

The practice exam gives you the opportunity to review all the necessary information to pass your real CDL written exam. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles designed their manual in clear, concise language aimed at helping you to become a safer driver and making it easy-to-understand all the necessary safety rules and truck driving principles. As you answer the 50 multiple-choice questions, read each question’s explanation to help you prepare to answer more questions on the topic on your CDL exam. Good luck on your practice exam, and congratulations on your future success as a safe driver!

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FAQs

What are the requirements for a CDL?

To obtain a CDL in Connecticut, you need to get a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) by passing knowledge tests. Hold the CLP for at least 14 days before taking the skills test. Additionally, you must meet age, medical, and residency requirements. CDL training, while not mandatory, is highly recommended for preparation.

What is the cost of getting a CDL?

The cost for a CDL in Connecticut includes a $10 fee for the knowledge test and a $30 fee for the skills test. The CDL itself costs $70. Additional costs for training programs vary by provider.

How long does CDL training last?

CDL training duration in Connecticut varies depending on the program. Full-time training typically lasts several weeks, while part-time training may take longer.

What is the minimum age for a CDL?

You must be at least 18 years old to obtain a CDL in Connecticut for intrastate driving. For interstate driving or to transport hazardous materials, you must be 21 years old.

What defines a commercial vehicle in CT?

In Connecticut, a commercial vehicle is defined as any motor vehicle used to transport goods or passengers for hire, with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver, or used to transport hazardous materials requiring placarding.

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Enhance your preparation with our comprehensive General Knowledge test collection, tailored to cover all key topics of the CDL exam. For a complete understanding of the expenses involved, check out our guide on CDL license cost, and for a step-by-step guide to getting your CDL, visit our CDL license guide.

What to expect on the actual exam

50

questions

40

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

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